Baylor Habitat for Humanity Chapter to Erect Frame On House Oct. 4

Oct. 3, 1997

In an effort to aid a local low-income family, students from the Baylor University chapter of Habitat for Humanity will begin framing a house at 1218 N. 15th St. on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This is the second house that the Baylor chapter has been responsible for building; however, the group has worked closely with the Waco chapter and has helped build more than 40 houses. The Baylor chapter built its first house in 1990.

"The Baylor chapter has not built its own house in several years, so this is really a new experience for all the people in our group," said Lauren Richey, a member of the Baylor Habitat chapter.

Carter Harrison Jackson, executive director for the Waco chapter, said that the 1,050-square-foot home will cost approximately $30,000. A low-income family will then purchase the home through a no-interest loan.

Baylor was the first university in the United States to organize a collegiate Habitat for Humanity chapter. Currently, 456 colleges and universities worldwide sponsor campus chapters. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the campus chapter program, the collegiate chapters will build 100 houses within the next year. The house at N. 15th St. is the first of these houses.

For more information, contact Richey at 753-2345 or Jackson at 756-7575.

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